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Target Optimizes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Target Optimizes

Alison Bolen in SAScom Voices posts about Nine Optimization Lessons from Target. " ... how Target uses guest intelligence to optimize marketing and merchandising...

From Computational Complexity

Time Space Tradeoffs for SAT- good resuls but...

This is a real conversation between BILL and STUDENT (a Software Engineering Masters Student who knows some theory). As such there are likely BETTER arguments BILL...

Where to get your ebooks?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Where to get your ebooks?

If you read my blog, you probably like to read in general. Thus, if you don’t own an ebook device, you will soon. The choice is growing: the Amazon Kindle, the...

What Programming Language to Teach First?
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

What Programming Language to Teach First?

Have you ever been asked a question that you have been asked time and again but suddenly decided you have a different answer for? One of the questions I hear aDon...

Anonymity and the Internet
From Schneier on Security

Anonymity and the Internet

Universal identification is portrayed by some as the holy grail of Internet security. Anonymity is bad, the argument goes; and if we abolish it, we can ensure only...

Redlaser: Scanning Faster
From The Eponymous Pickle

Redlaser: Scanning Faster

I have been closely following scanner smartphone Apps that read barcodes by utilizing the phones's camera. In particular the Redlaser App has gone through a number...

Blogging SSM 2010 and WSDM 2010
From The Noisy Channel

Blogging SSM 2010 and WSDM 2010

I’m delighted to report that I’ll be blogging about the Search and Social Media Workshop (SSM 2010) and the Web Search and Data Mining Conference (WSDM 2010) for

Social Informatics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Informatics

In IEEE Computing:Social Computing: From Social Informatics to Social Intelligenceby Fei-Yue Wang, Kathleen M. Carley, Daniel Zeng, and Wenji MaoReaders are introduced...

A Shopper Perspective of the Aisle
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Shopper Perspective of the Aisle

You will recall I reviewed Herb Sorensen's book: Inside the Mind of the Shopper", some time ago. Highly recommended for its insight into the scientific understanding...

From Computational Complexity

Naming and Ranking

Martin Kruskal invented Soliton Waves which were a very important concept in Physics. Rebecca Kruskal (Martin's Granddaughter): Daddy, how come they are not...

ACM Washington Update, Vol. 14.1 (February 1, 2010)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Washington Update, Vol. 14.1 (February 1, 2010)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] First Computer Science Education Week Finishes Strong [3] USACM Supports Expanded FCC Technical Advice [4] FY 2010 Budgets...

Surprise and Wonder in Computer Science
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Surprise and Wonder in Computer Science

Last week I attended a workshop day at Stevens Institute of Technology where Michael Kolling, University of Kent and creator of Greenfoot was the keynote speaker...

5 ways techno-gadgetry is bringing out the worst in humanity
From Putting People First

5 ways techno-gadgetry is bringing out the worst in humanity

Scott Hill of Alternet looks at how technology facilitates “the human sentient understanding of how to take cruel advantage of human weakness”. “Indeed, humans...

Obama
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Obama

The New York Times reports that President Obama’s proposed budget includes substantial increases for science research, including an 8% increase for the National...

Digital Nation, in-depth documentary, online in full
From Putting People First

Digital Nation, in-depth documentary, online in full

In Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier, FRONTLINE presents an in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world. Continuing...

Does Class Size Matter?
From My Biased Coin

Does Class Size Matter?

Preliminary stats show 55 students in my algorithms course. That's probably close to the mean and slightly above the median. It's certainly not the largest course...

Systemic Failures
From The Eponymous Pickle

Systemic Failures

Mark Montgomery posts on: Systemic Failures, by Design. See also the newletter of his company: Kyield.

The Internet of things: Networked objects and smart devices
From Putting People First

The Internet of things: Networked objects and smart devices

Constantine Valhouli, principal of the Massachusetts based Hammersmith Group, which consults to developers on the marketing and branding of luxury properties, and...

Stronger Flavors Continue to Surge
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stronger Flavors Continue to Surge

" ... The year in flavor will be heavily influenced by bitter, warm and earthy notes," said Kevan Vetter, executive chef at McCormick. "We see America's palates...

Europeans
From Putting People First

Europeans

On the 4th annual Data Protection day (28th January 2010) the European Commission announced the intention to reform the 1995 European Union (EU) Data Protection...
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